LINKIN PARK 'Putting In A Lot Of Work' For Next Album

The Pulse of Radio reportst that LINKIN PARK plans to cut down the space between new studio releases this time around, hoping not to repeat the four-year gap between 2003's "Meteora" and 2007's "Minutes to Midnight". Singer Mike Shinoda told The Pulse of Radio that the band members have been working on new material for a while and that he's even found time to record some demos while on tour. "Actually I've been doing a couple of studio dates out on the road, which is new for me," he said. "I did a date when we were touring in Germany, one date in Prague, a bunch of dates in New York, and I'm excited about that. It's been very cool for us. So long story short, we've been putting in a lot of work and hopefully we could have a new record out next year."

LINKIN PARK is in the midst of its Projekt Revolution tour, which stops in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday (July 30) and wraps on August 24 in Woodlands, Texas.

Shinoda and bassist David "Phoenix" Farrell were on hand last Thursday (July 24) in New York City's Times Square to accept a $25,000 donation from Major League Baseball and Champs Sports to the band's Music For Relief organization.

Major League Baseball's Authentic Collection is sponsoring the Projekt Revolution tour for the third time this summer, while this year's edition of the tour marks Champs Sports' involvement for the second time.

Mike Shinoda also recently opened his second exhibition of paintings at an art gallery in Los Angeles.

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